Tuesday, July 17, 2018

More Modern Rose Bloom Backgrounds - Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a set of cards similar to the pair posted yesterday, but with some slight variations using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August - Mandy's Flowers! This kit is AMAZING! There is not only a large 6x8 stamp set included, but also a gorgeous 6x6 background stamp! And all this in addition to the beautiful pattern paper, embellishments, and cardstock! Like yesterday, my cards today focus on the beautiful Modern Rose Blooms 6x6 background stamp, with a few other little items from the kit mixed in with some word dies from previous releases:


For both cards, once I added the background, I used either Big Friend Wafer Dies or Big Thanks Wafer Die from a previous release to add the the large sentiment, die cut from kraft and white cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from Mandy's Flowers - the stamp set included in the kit - on strip of white cardstock. Tucked one of the Doodlebug Tiny Heart Enamel Shapes underneath to finish off. This first card uses a combination of SSS Dye inks. I used my MISTI to stamp, and just added once color of ink at a time only inking the stamp up partially, so it created a sort of ombre background. This first one uses Lemon Chiffon, Pale Blush Pink, and Sea Glass:


For the large words on these 3 cards today, I added Glossy Accents to the main die cut word for fun shine!


This next card used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink - and like the first card yesterday with distress ink, I inked up the stamp, misted it with water, then pressed my watercolor paper over the top - smoothing it out with my hands - then peeled it off and let it dry. The oxide ink gives a slightly softer more chalky feel than the plain distress ink - it is just lovely!


It's a bit harder to see the Glossy Accents on the white word here in the photo, but a fun accent all the same!


And finally, this card is the bold and bright version! This is actually the first background I stamped - and not my favorite. I like the colors, but feel like they didn't blend as well as the softer colors. I actually didn't fully clean the stamp on the paler version, so if it looks like the colors aren't perfectly represented, there were some remnants of these bolder colors on the stamp. This color combo is Hot Mama, Burnt Orange, and Scuba.


And again - don't forget the Glossy Accents on the thanks word!


Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


So now that you have seen so many different varieties, what would you love to do with this background stamp?!?


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Monday, July 16, 2018

Inspire me to be Better - on the Unity Blog

Playing with some Gesso and Distress Crayons today on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! You can check out the details and video on this card HERE if you want more info!


Have a great day - thanks for stopping by!

Soft Modern Rose Bloom Backgrounds - Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a couple more cards using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August - Mandy's Flowers! This kit is AMAZING! There is not only a large 6x8 stamp set included, but also a gorgeous 6x6 background stamp! And all this in addition to the beautiful pattern paper, embellishments, and cardstock! My cards today focus on the beautiful Modern Rose Blooms 6x6 background stamp, with a few other little items from the kit mixed in with some word dies from previous releases:


For this first card, I stamped a background using Bundled Sage Distress Ink. I inked up the stamp, misted it with water, then pressed my watercolor paper over the top - smoothing it out with my hands - then peeled it off and let it dry.


I used Big Friend Wafer Dies from a previous release to add the the large sentiment, die cut from kraft and white cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from Mandy's Flowers - the stamp set included in the kit - on strip of white cardstock. Tucked one of the Doodlebug Tiny Heart Enamel Shapes underneath to finish off.


The second one is all soft grays and neutrals! This one I stamped using my MISTI and Fog Dye Ink.


Same finishing touches on this one, only I used the Big Thanks Wafer Die for the large sentiment.


Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


Which color combo is your favorite? I just adore this background stamp! I have 3 more cards to share tomorrow with some different color combos - make sure and stop by again to see more!


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Sweet Little One - Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

Good morning! Stopping by with a card this morning for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge - the fun monthly challenge at Reverse Confetti!


This month's theme is Oh Baby:


For my card today I pulled out one of the CUTEST sets ever, and part of the new release from Reverse Confetti! It paired perfectly with some older sets to create a cute little baby boy card! Greatest Adventure is destined easily to become one of my favorite sets ever!


I created this card VERY similar to the card that posted last week for Wednesday in the Works - you can watch the video HERE if you want a peek! I basically used Reverse Confetti's Polka Panel die to create a stencil, blended some Reverse Confetti dye ink in Baby Blue and Lime Green over the top, and then stamped, die cut, colored, and arranged my scene before adding a sentiment from an older release, Cute as a Button. The clouds were created by just using the Honey Bear Dies without the stamps.


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card - click on the picture if you want to learn more about any of these items!


   

   




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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Floral Arrangement Trio - Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a trio of fun cards using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for August - Mandy's Flowers! This kit is AMAZING! There is not only a large 6x8 stamp set included, but also a gorgeous 6x6 background stamp! And all this in addition to the beautiful pattern paper, embellishments, and cardstock! I have a trio of fun floral cards to share with you this morning featuring the beautiful stamp set, Mandy's Flowers, and some of the included Bo Bunny pattern Paper!


I started off my cards by stamping the florals on watercolor paper using my MISTI, fussy cutting them out with my scissors, and then using my Daniel Smith watercolors to color the images in. Usually I watercolor before cutting out, but I wanted to try to keep my colors contained within my fussy cutting, and I'm always too tempted to start adding color around the image!


Once I finished that, I chose some coordinating pattern papers from the kit to go with each image, and die cut them all with the larges SSS Wonky Rectangles Dies., and attached them to white top folding cardbases.


Next up, I die cut some white circles using SSS Nested Circles Dies, and chose a coordinating sentiment for each card from Mandy's Flowers.


Once I added the stamped sentiments, I die cut slightly smaller circles from Fun Foam using the same SSS Nested Circles Dies, just a smaller size, and then used that to foam mount my circles on the cards.


I then added the florals, also using foam adhesive, tucking a double layer under the part that poked out from under the bottom of the circles for stability.


Finished off by adding one of the tiny Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Sprinkles from the kit onto each jar, vase, or pot, then added some of the twine from the kit tied in bows and attached with a tiny Tim Holtz Paper Clip.


Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


I have several more cards that I'll be sharing soon with this kit - if you love it as much as I do and don't already subscribe, I suggest popping over to grab this one soon! I have a feeling it will be gone fast!


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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh DT Announcement

Good morning! I'm happy to share this morning that I am continuing on with the Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for the next term - and we've added a few lovely faces as well - you can see them all on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog along with a giveaway! 

I didn't have time to make a new card, but thought I'd share a photo of a recent favorite from the newest release (details on this card HERE if you want more info):


Here is the amazing team:



There is also a great giveaway going in celebration - go leave a comment on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate!

Thanks for dropping by - have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Spellbinders Indie Line Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! I'm excited today to be hopping with Spellbinders featuring the Indie Line, available only from select retailers! You can find it HERE at Simon Says Stamp - or check on the Spellbinders Blog for a more complete list!





I have two cards to share today using two of the sets in this fabulous collection - the Layered Rose Etched Dies and Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set:


I decided to die cut the flowers from Layered Rose Etched Dies using a mix of white cardstock and pattern paper. I cut the base layers using white cardstock, then both of the flower layers in the same pattern paper for a soft layered look, and two colors for the leaves.


I did the same thing with the word dies from Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set - white cardstock for the base layer, and then pattern paper for the detail layer.


For my cardbases, I used Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp - a nice soft gray. I added score lines around the edges to form a frame, then added some white paint splatters.


I heat embossed a sentiment for each card from Wishing Expressions Cling Stamp and Die set on a strip of black cardstock, and layered everything on the cardbases with foam adhesive.


I finished off with a few white jewels from Pretty Pink Posh on the sides of the sentiment strips for a bit of sparkle!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs on the Spellbinders Blog - AND, I get to give away a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders Store on my blog here! So make sure and leave a comment before you leave to be entered. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 15th.

Here is the entire blog hop list so you don't get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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